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Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

It’s a constant story line involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and even religion: they behave with utter disregard for the dignity and humanity of women, using and abusing them at will, and s ...

Bright Young Things?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

Victoria's Secret's new “Bright Young Things” line is a corporate declaration that young girls should be sexualized for profit. Like most women I know, I have struggl ...

Report: Delayed Marriage, More Unwed Births
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

First comes baby, then comes marriage? That is the new norm for many middle-class young Americans — and they and their children are paying a price, says a new report. First comes ...

Steubenville Rape Case: From Blame to Responsibility
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The tragedy of the Steubenville rape case has provided a moral challenge to our nation. We are caught up in a highly emotional cycle of blame as we debate who the real victim is in this case. I find myself ask ...

Rape Culture: How Our Scorn for Self-Control Drowns Out ‘No’
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

It’s easy to look at the now-infamous Steubenville case and see a Penn State writ small — a story of rape in the social-media age. What’s harder to see in Steubenville is ourselves. ...

The Cost of 'Perverted' Preaching
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels We're seeing a slow but sustainable transformation of cultural attitudes toward gender and sex. ...

To Protect and To Heal
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response. Fortress Press. OVER DINN ...

Across the Board, Peace
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Jim Balmer Jim Balmer is an antiwar activist whose commitment to no ...

Real-World Solutions
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Marcia Pally Abortion rates have dropped, and many people of faith are very interested in the reasons why. BE ...

Love in Action on Valentine's Day
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang Feb. 14 "One Billion Rising" events aim to end violence against women. TAMAR’S LIFE COUL ...

Four Questions for Kelvin Hazangwi
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Four questions for Kelvin Hazangwi Bio: Executive Director, Padare/Enkundleni Men's ...

The Circle of Life
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nyambura J. Njoroge Adapted from "Women as Compassionate Champions: The Doers and the Leaders," by Nyambura J. Njorage, in Wome ...

Being Like Deborah
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley What in heaven's name does "biblical womanhood" mean? Rachel Held Evans embarked on a yearlong journey to fi ...

Persistent Widows
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Preaching the Word

Luke 18:1-8 Joyce Hollyday Hollyday gives moving examples of women who ha ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

A Way Out of No Way
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Diana L. Hayes Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality by Diana L. Hayes AFRICAN-AMERICAN ...

Beauty and Liberation
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller A tribute to artist Elizabeth Catlett WHENEVER I entered a museum gallery and saw sculptu ...

A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Religious
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world. AFTER ...

From the Archives: June 1990
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Maria Riley Women's Concerns With the publication of the second draft of the National Conference of Cath ...

The Vagina Dialogues
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter We've come a long way, baby. Or have we? Is it too much to ask legislators to speak cogently about women's health? ...

Abandoning Women to Flames
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Alisa Harris In a country where parents lit their wounded daughters on fire, women lit themselves on fire to escape. I couldn’t shake the ...

'Humankind's Most Savage Cruelty'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns What will it take to shut down "Satan's marketplace," the global slave trade? Every weapon in the arsenal of ...

Here?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Abayea Pelt Human trafficking happens around the world -- and right down the street. A Washington, D.C. organization works to save girls ...

Shutting Down "Satan’s Marketplace"
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,’” I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the g ...

Gratitude for the 'Better Men'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels I'm grateful to the men who use their power, money, and influence on behalf of women. Recen ...

From Patriarchy to Partnership
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Helen LaKelly Hunt Historically, traditional marriage was based on a subordinate view of women. An egalitarian model of mutual respect pr ...

Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

Are You Paying Attention?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot How do we find ourselves and God in the midst of media overload? Advertising and social me ...

Women & Girls
Originally Posted: 03/08/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Campaign

Empowering Women Empowers Us All How Not to Raise a Daughter Religion, Scripture, and the Value of Women ...

'Your Daughters Will Prophesy'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge In the new South Africa, the future is speaking in the voices of the girls.  I write, I can ...

Where Her Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Humanitarian, award winning actress, and best-selling author Ashley Judd reflects on her faith and "true calling" - ...

Rereading Feminism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Women's ongoing search, in life and texts, for equality and empowerment. Second-wave fem ...

When People Become a Commodity
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels A club owner in Chicago can pick up the phone and "mail-order" three girls from Eastern Europe. ...

Sister Act
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Benedictine women in Wisconsin are practicing new (and ancient) ways to save the earth, starting with the home front. ...

Securing Women's Rights
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Farah Mokhtareizadeh When the Taliban ruled, they prevented girls from going to school. Who's stopping them now? ...

Cooking Up Peace
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Six Christian women from an evangelical church in Texas invited six Jewish women from a local synagogue and six Muslim women ...

A Higher Calling For Higher Ed
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Trinity University found the future of education -- hiding in its own neighborhood. Allene David ...

The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels In the DRC, soldiers use women's bodies as a battlefield. The Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Selling Our Children
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Letitia Campbell Atlanta does battle against the sex trafficking of kids. In 1999, Fulton County Juvenile Cour ...

Faith and Feminism Resources
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly B. George Letha Dawson Scanzoni These resources on the intersection of faith ...

Can We Talk?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge. Nobody I’ve ever met likes abortion and conside ...

Turning Despair into Hope
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism. Promo ...

Fighting for Their Lives
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Beatrice Spadacini Women's advocacy groups in Kenya take on the issues that most hit home. Last April, 10 ...

The Trafficker Next Door
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison A conversation with filmmaker Libby Spears. In Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America , ...

From the Archives: January 1984
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Ministry without Hierarchy. Clericalism is a model of leadership that disempowers tho ...

Thank a Sister
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California. ...

Extended Interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new ...

Speaking for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker The Stoning of Soraya M., written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Mpower Pictures. ON A DUSTY ...

Champions of Justice
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Zirin Athletes have long flexed their muscles against racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice. The n ...

Empowered by God
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Mimi Haddad The rich history of evangelical feminism. One of my friends works in Christian ministry at a large ...